Indigenous business

The steps to start, run and grow an Indigenous business are much like running any other business in Australia. However, there are some situations where additional government support and assistance is available to Indigenous business owners.

Visit our Starting a business guide for more general information on the steps to starting a business.

If you’d like to find out what government support is specifically available to Indigenous business owners, read on!

Indigenous Business Australia

Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) is a government organisation that provides workshops, advice, business support programmes and in some cases, business finance, to eligible Indigenous business owners.

Visit the IBA Business Ownership page to find out about the support programmes and assistance available.

Indigenous grants & assistance

Are you an Indigenous business or looking to hire an indigenous employee? There may be advice, training or financial assistance to help you get started:

Browse Indigenous grants

State and territory support for Indigenous businesses

Depending on the characteristics of your business, such as its type and location, other assistance may be available. Check out some of the examples below:

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